METCALF MOVING BLOG

October 12, 2020

Moving to the Country: The Real Benefits of Rural Living

Do you dream of getting out of the city and moving to the country? Some amazing benefits come with rural living, and we’re here to let you in on a few.

Keep reading to see if rural living is for you. If you want to benefit from these perks, consider moving out to the country to improve your state of mind.

Health Benefits

Country living is generally quieter and more peaceful than city living. There generally isn’t as much traffic, noticeable noise, or air pollution as in the city.

A big perk of moving out to the country is that the further into the country you get, the better your air quality is. This is because there is less pollution and a lot more greenery. This is an excellent perk for anyone but might be especially helpful for those with chronic conditions like asthma and heart disease.

Living in a rural area may also provide some psychological health benefits. The brain may function differently in rural areas than urban ones. Living in metropolitan cities can cause stimulations in the brain’s two regions that regulate anxiety and emotions. For this reason, researchers have found higher rates of mental illness in urban areas.

You are less likely to experience this stimulation in the country, which can help if you’re experiencing anxiety in your current urban setting. While living in the country cannot completely cure or fix mood disorders, it may help decrease stressors that one may experience in metropolitan cities. If you need a clean breath of air or to clear your mind, moving to the country may help.

Get More for Your Money

Another reason to live in a rural setting is that a less populated area will likely have a lower cost of living. Housing and other daily expenses might be less than what you spend in an urban area. In rural areas, you may pay less for everything, from groceries to transportation and healthcare.

Cost-savings from living in the country can help you cut down on stress because it’s cheaper than living in a big city. This can help you cut down on any financial stress you are facing.

The highest cost you will save when moving to the country is housing. You are more likely to pay more for less square-footage and property than you would in a rural area. Get more for less with country living.

Access to Nature

Being able to access fresh air and the great outdoors has so many benefits. Immersing yourself in nature has benefits for your health, such as lowering your blood pressure and improving your short-term memory. It also helps boost creativity, and, when you live in the country, all of these benefits are available right outside your front door.

This is also a great way to access organic foods right from the source. Many rural areas have local markets and nearby farms, and when you live in the country, you may have the space to start growing your own produce.

The Benefits of Moving to the Country

If you’re hoping to reap these benefits, moving to the country may be the best move for you. If you need a break from city life, consider making a beautiful rural area your new home.

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